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Sterling man charged for fatal hit-and-run of sister

Nancy Moreno was killed in a hit-and-run in Sterling, Virginia, on Saturday. Her brother, Michel Moreno, has been charged for the incident. (Courtesy Marlene Hylton and Felix Moreno)

WASHINGTON — A Sterling man has been charged for the fatal hit-and-run involving his sister Saturday morning.

The victim has been identified as Nancy Moreno, 54, of Sterling, Virginia, by Loudoun County police.

Michel Moreno, 58, also of Sterling, was located in Maryland by the Anne Arundel County Police Department and charged in Loudoun County with first-degree murder and felony hit-and-run.

Michel was taking Nancy to the airport, said Marlene Hylton, their sister, when an argument led Michel to kick Nancy out of the car on the side of Route 28.

Hylton said another driver offered Nancy a ride, but Michel came back. After driving away, the driver looked into the mirror to see Nancy get hit by a car.

Hylton said she received a call Saturday from Felix Moreno, her other brother, to tell her that their sister had died in a fatal hit-and-run.

“I … screamed my head off, and I said, ‘What happened?’ And he said my brother killed her,” Hylton said.

“It’s such a tragedy, because my mom died two months before this,” she said.

“My brother did a bad thing, and my sister is dead, and right now, we just need some time,” Felix said.

Loudoun County police say deputies were called to Sully Road, near the intersection of Innovation Drive at around 7:30 a.m., where Nancy had been struck by the vehicle. The driver had fled the scene.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Michel is being held at Anne Arundel County Adult Detention Center.

Below is a map of the area where police say the hit-and-run occurred.


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